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Connections: Discussing the state of diversity in television in 2020

21 years ago this month, the NAACP was advocating a boycott of the major television networks. That's because the networks had just released their fall...
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 11:02am
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Connections: Analyzing NBC's "The Good Place" and its take on heaven and hell

What if there’s a heaven, but it’s kind of… boring? That’s just one of the many questions explored by the recently departed NBC series, “The Good Place,...
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Mon, 02/03/2020 - 11:27am
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Connections: Is appointment viewing on television making a comeback?

Netflix recently announced it will drop episodes of a new series weekly, instead of all at once. Hulu has already adopted the practice, and Disney and...
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Mon, 09/09/2019 - 11:04am
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Connections: Discussing inclusion and diversity in children's media

During the season premiere of the PBS Kids’ show “Arthur,” Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, got married. The episode, “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone...
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Thu, 06/27/2019 - 11:48am
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Connections: How "intimacy choreography" is changing performances on stage and on screen

How have intimate scenes on stage, on television, and in film changed in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp? "Intimacy choreography" is on the rise. The...
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Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:22am
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Connections: The cultural impact of Jeopardy!

A long-running television game show that has inspired legions of fans and trivia buffs? What is Jeopardy?! We discuss the cultural impact of this...
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Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:30am
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Connections: The year in television

We talk TV! Our guests discuss the year in television: the successes, the failures, the reboots and revivals, and how television consumption continued...
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Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:25am
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Connections: What should we do when artists misbehave?

What should we do when artists misbehave? In other words, when an author, actor, director, or artist does something offensive, acts inappropriately, or...
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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:41pm
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Connections: Are sitcoms dying?

Are sitcoms dying? As TV habits continue to change, viewers are moving further away from appointment viewing and the days of “Must-See TV.” But with the...
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Tue, 03/27/2018 - 4:07pm
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Connections: Reevaluating the messages in romantic comedies

A recent piece in the Washington Post is examining the heroes in romantic comedies in a new light. It argues that now, in the midst of the #MeToo...
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Fri, 03/02/2018 - 10:23am
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